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Our Vision

We envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared.

Our Mission

Genius is equally distributed across zip-codes. Access and Opportunity is not.

Impact Ventures is here to change that; we believe in the value of leveraging the genius of all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or class. Our mission is to eliminate the social and economic barriers for underestimated Women and Entrepreneurs of Color building high-growth businesses and social enterprises that create sustainable, inclusive and equitable local economies.

We believe our communities already posses the genius necessary to lead vibrant, healthy, and stable lives. Through direct entrepreneurial support services, equitable investing, and community wealth building we manifest our greatest equalizer in closing the racial wealth divide. By creating more equitable and diverse economic systems, we envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared.

Our Approach

We envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared.

Asset Building

Developing the social, human, knowledge, & financial capital of women & entrepreneurs of color

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Ecosystem Building

Programs & services conveniently located throughout the region.

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Narrative Change

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Benjamin J. Vann

Executive Director

Brandon Anderson

Investment Director

Vincent Owoseni

Venture Associate

CeCe Rockwell

Project Coordinator


Marketing Intern

Venture Intern

Fundraising Intern

Program Intern

Board of Directors

Suzanne Smith

Sheryle Gillihan

Dean Jones

Mackenzie Causey

Tia Bradley

Greer Christian

Courtney Pogue

Kevin Williams

Ben Magill

Stephone Coward

Laci Mckinney


Impact Ventures believes that sharing the stories and work of under-represented entrepreneurs is important piece to creating a more diverse and inclusive tech + entrepreneurial ecosystem. We invite journalists, bloggers, digital influencers, podcasters, and other media outlets to contact us for opportunities to tell our unique stories.


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